Gathering for Action

TomKat Ranch brings people together for meaningful conversations that catalyze the transition to a regenerative agriculture system. We welcome people to learn, share, and act together by hosting convenings, meetings, field walks, and internships. We share our story and findings through workshops, classes, publications, and social media.

Photo Credit: William Milliot

“We use TomKat Ranch as a catalyst for transforming how we care for the land and each other. Regenerating communities goes hand in hand with regenerating and restoring healthy land.”

Wendy Millet
Ranch Director

Our Programs

Day at the Ranch

Throughout the year, we gather people and partners from all walks of life together for meaningful conversations about regenerative ranching, our fork to farm efforts, and everything in between. Because we don’t know where the next great idea will originate, we strive to include a diversity of perspectives and are enthusiastic supporters of the theory of emergence.

Women In Ranching

Co-hosted with Paicines Ranch, these workshops are a chance for women working in rangeland management, many of whom live in remote and isolated environments, to connect, share, and learn together. Participants are encouraged to think big and work in collaboration with each other as they look to tackle the challenges of ranching in today’s world.

 

Gallop Ventures

A classroom like no other, our Gallop Ventures provide instruction in communications, thinking patterns, and teamwork through guided interactions with horses. Because horses have the capacity to reflect our strengths, their insights can inspire and restore a sense of purpose and inner peace. Participants explore group dynamics, communication patterns and styles, boundaries and body language, and working as a “herd” to collaborate with others.

Artists for Agriculture

As Wendell Berry said, “There is an inescapable kinship between farming and art, for farming depends as much on character, devotion, imagination, and the sense of structure, as on knowledge.” We invite artists to TomKat Ranch to interpret agriculture through their art and expand our understanding of what is, what could be, and what we must do to improve, as Mr. Berry puts it, our “practical art.”

 

Zero Waste Program

TomKat Ranch strives to recycle or compost as much of our waste as possible. In 2015, we engaged a zero waste consultant to help us triple our landfill diversion rate. We continue to look for ways to improve how we handle waste and how we can reduce, re-use and re-purpose the resources of the planet through our work.

 

TomKat Ranch Internship

The TomKat Ranch Internship is a paid educational opportunity that provides broad exposure and experience for individuals interested in agriculture and food systems. It is our hope to share TomKat Ranch’s insights with the next generation of agriculture professionals.

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Our Strategic Partnerships

We collaborate with a diverse array of local, regional, and national organizations to develop, host, and facilitate meaningful, action-oriented conversations about regenerative agriculture and food systems.

News and Resources

  • News
    March 15, 2019
    EcoFarm 2019 - Recap
    Kathy Webster has been attending the EcoFarm conference for ...
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  • News
    March 13, 2019
    Equine-Assisted Learning Gathers for Act...
    In January, during one of our biggest storms of the season, ...
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  • Resource
    February 12, 2019
    What We’re Reading - January 2019
    Draft of California 2030 Natural and Working Lands Climate C...
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  • News
    February 12, 2019
    Where are they now - Kyle Meyer
    A question and answer session with our former intern, Kyle M...
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  • Resource
    February 12, 2019
    What We’re Reading
    Natural climate solutions for the United States - Joe Fargio...
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  • News
    February 12, 2019
    Where are they now - Walker Kehrer
    A question and answer session with our former intern, Walker...
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  • News
    February 12, 2019
    Soil Up Learning Lab at Paicines Ranch
    Recently, two of our staff joined 35 healthcare providers, s...
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  • News
    February 12, 2019
    Where Are They Now - Jake Tommerdahl
    A question and answer session with our former intern, Jake T...
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  • Resource
    February 12, 2019
    What We're Reading - The Soil Will Save ...
    Kristin’s Ohlson’s The Soil Will Save Us offers hope in the ...
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  • Article
    February 12, 2019
    Carbon Farming Workshop for RCDs
    This month TomKat Ranch had the pleasure of hosting 18 of Ca...
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  • News
    August 6, 2018
    Point Blue - Advancing Climate-smart Con...
    Objectives – this document aims to provide a shared understa...
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  • Resource
    August 6, 2018
    Accessing the Total Impact of TomKat Ran...
    This document explains the methodology applied to assess the...
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  • Resource
    August 4, 2018
    Growing Abundant Rangelands
    A TomKat Ranch-produced guide to growing abundant rangelands...
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  • Resource
    August 4, 2018
    California Rangeland Plant Guide
    This plant guide is a result of requests from many NRCS fiel...
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  • Article
    August 3, 2018
    David Hart Stockdog Training
    By Brandon Moody As an intern at TomKat Ranch, I get to a...
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  • Study
    June 25, 2018
    Case Study - Flying Diamond Ranch
    The Johnson Family began practicing adaptive planned grazing...
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  • News
    June 15, 2018
    Where Are They Now - Rachel Sullivan
    A question and answer session with TomKat Ranch former inter...
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  • Study
    June 4, 2018
    Fungal Inoculant Project - Update
    I am sure you have been holding your breath waiting to learn...
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  • Article
    March 7, 2018
    Coyote Brush Control: Goats
    Over the years, we have tried many different ways of control...
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  • Study
    February 21, 2018
    Fungal Inoculant Project
    Growing up on a ranch in Paradise Valley, MT, I never though...
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  • Article
    January 17, 2018
    Grazing Plan for 2018
    Each year, the Land and Livestock Team sits down with collea...
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  • Article
    January 10, 2018
    Regenerative Talks: Photosynthesis and O...
    Through photosynthesis, it can be said that the whole world ...
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Photo Credit: William Milliot